|Bio and Links|
*Thank you for being a fellow volunteer collaborator on Find A Grave. |
I am thankful that sites such as Find A Grave are here to document the final disposition (burial location, cremation, etc.)of our ancestors, descendants, relatives and friends. These sites and the memorials created may well be around longer than a tombstone or cemetery exists or a tombstone is readable. I hope my time spent creating and maintaining memorials through research and collaboration with others will be of use to others researching where their ancestors and loved ones are buried as a part of their family history.
*EDIT PROCESS - Per the FindAGrave rules: "You can submit updates or corrections of factual information for any memorial by clicking on the 'Edit' tab on the memorial in question." (Please do not leave any requests here.)
I do not require sources, but most likely will research your request to double check for accuracy and will contact you if I have a question or am concerned. I am appreciative of all edit requests and those wanting to collaborate to make memorials as accurate as possible. I will not post transcripts of documents or lists of sources. They clutter up the biography section.
*OBITUARIES - I will not add cut and paste obituaries unless they are out of copyright or you provide me with a letter or email from the copyright holder giving permission to add it. I am happy to add a biography rewritten in your own words or will rewrite it for you when I am able. I will mention the name of the newspaper or website where the full obit can be found if you provide that information to me. (no links please, just names and dates it appeared) Please do not include the names of living people in the bio. *Please do not post scanned obituaries or photos that you did not take to the photo section as they are against the rules on Findagrave due to copyright issues.
*TRANSFERS - As per the Findagrave rules, I automatically transfer direct ancestors and descendants within 4 generations, unless I am also directly related within the 4 generations. If you are directly related within 4 generations, please use the edit tab and tell me how you are related. If we are both related my hope would be that we connect and share information.
*BURIAL UNKNOWNS - I will not link to burial unknowns and I plead with you to not add them, they are against the rules and it defeats the primary purpose of Find A Grave. I can't begin to count the times I have been disappointed to find someones name on Find A Grave only to find that the final disposition is missing.
* Please take the time to read the Frequently Asked Questions / Help With Findagrave section if you never have or if it has been awhile since you last did so you are familiar with the rules and guidelines of the site.